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Sep 1, 2010 5:30am EDT
. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now back to you. >> we begin with hurricane earl still more than 1,000 miles away from ocean city. it is causing concern up and down the eastern seaboard. >> officials are taking some preventive measures. a hurricane watch has been issued for most of north carolina's coast. even if earl does not come ashore, it is expect to bring dangerous surf and gusting wind from the carolinas and into canada. martin o'malley sat down to talk about what to expect. >> we get to the mid atlantic, we have more time, not much more time. we expect if earl stays on its current track, we could see very dangerous surf, beach erosion. w-lying roads could be impacted. >> earl is down to a category 3 storm. you cannot attract earl on the -- you can track hurricane earl on our website, wbaltv.com. >> it will then said she was raped inside her home. jennifer franciotti joins us for more on the investigation because police are asking for the public's help. they are hoping somebody saw something that will lead to his arrest. >> it is terrifying. it's a nice neighborhood.
NBC
Sep 7, 2010 5:30am EDT
traffic pulse 11. >> some residents had a rude awakening when a building caught fire. >> if happened at 4:00 a.m. this morning. jennifer franciotti is on the scene with the latest. >> the street you see behind me is actually liberty heights. all the fire activity is on hillsdale. the fire happened about 3:30 this morning on hillsdale with a vacant house involved in this fire. officials say when crews arrived, that fire was heavily in golfed in flames. they needed to call for a second alarm. they have to fight the fire from the exterior of the building. >> because of the intensity, because the damage to a neighboring nursing home that was occupied, as well as another home that was occupied by one individual. >> that is certainly good news. the nursing home is actually in the form of a house that has been turned into a nursing home. it had four occupants. they were taken to a nearby van where they could wait this out. no injuries were reported. the cause of the fire remains under investigation. as of liberty heights, it looks like police are blocking off this area because of all of the
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Sep 16, 2010 6:00am EDT
traffic pulse 11. >> our big story, here we are 36 hours after the polls close and there is no winner in one of the most hotly contested campaigns. >> it will all come down to the absentee ballots to decide who will be city state's attorney. jennifer franciotti is live with more. good morning. >> there are people who believe the absentee votes do not matter. that is not the case in thhis race. despite the low turnout, it took the board of elections a full state to release complete returns. the race between bernstein and jessamy is too close to call. 3% was lost in limbo. judges forgot to turn in memory cards from 82 voting machines. the cards were tracked down. there is nothing suspicious or unusual about the slow accounting. >> when you have an election, it is not uncommon to not be at 100% within 24 hours. >> bernstein is leading jessamy by nearly 1300 votes. they are expecting to start counting the absentee ballots sometime this morning. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the smoke has cleared in the race for baltimore county executive. county council member kevin kamenetz has e
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Sep 23, 2010 6:00am EDT
mountain road. moving without the light at this time. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now back to you. >> thank you. the battle over slots in anne arundel county goes low-tech. >> the developer is literally pounding the pavement. jennifer franciotti is live and to explain. >> david cordish is the developer who wants to put in the slots parlor and he has been going door to door to garner support. he is telling anybody who will listen about the plan to generate $400 million for education in the first year and the creation of 4000 new jobs. others have teamed up with the maryland jockey club which wants to push slots elsewhere. if they vote no, slot zoning starts from scratch. >> to get this back in gear, the lawyers who we have heard on both sides have said five years minimum. that means five years. these states lost $2.5 billion because you're starting from scratch. >> he believes the anti-slot tv ads are being partially funded by a company that already has a gaming license in cecil county. cordish has filed a complaint. now back to you. >> thank you. that brings us to your answ
NBC
Sep 2, 2010 6:00am EDT
checking in with any problems at delaney road. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> removal work of the damaged blowout preventer begins today. thad allen says crews will attempt to remove the stacked atop of the blown out well. crews will then dislodge the failed blowout preventer replace it with a new one. the procedure was put on hold because waves up to 80 feet made it so they could not operate the vessel. sea turtles are now getting a new lease on life. they're being released back into the gulf. they are the most endangered turtles in the gulf. there were released in an area that is free of predators and oil. >> back to school shopping did not set off many bills at the cash register. buyers spent slightly more than it 2009. sales were short of 2008 levels. that could forecast a lackluster holiday season. online retailer amazon does not just want to sell you tv and movie shows. now they want to send them directly to your tv. you could see the content on a web browser. the retailer has been in negotiations with several media companies. no timetable on launching the servic
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Sep 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now back over to you. >> thank you. howard county family takes on the school system clement they did not do enough to protect their child from being bullied. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more. >> this family is suing for three counts of -- they are seeking anywhere from $1 million to $10 million in damages. they claim a student back in patapsco middle school was bullied. he was stabbed and struck with pencils and drumsticks and was pushed into lockers. the bullying in schools is becoming a growing problem around the country. baltimore county held their annual saved school council and touched on the issue and how it affects schools and policies. >> we have a positive behavior planning approach to problems such as bullying. what the problems from a three tiered response and a problem- solving approach. >> spokesperson said the just received a copy of the lawsuit and so they are not commenting pending legislation. now back to you. >> thank you. a settlement has been reached in a civil suit stemming from a deadly crash on the chesapeake
NBC
Sep 1, 2010 6:00am EDT
about 2 a delight. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back over to you. >> thank you. all eyes are on hurricane earl as it makes its way towards the atlantic coach. >> officials are on alert from north carolina to maine. we have more. >> there is concern as hurricane earl continues to close in on the east coast. >> from north carolina to maine, at any of these areas could be impacted. >> the current forecast track shows earl brushing the coast in the next couple of days. >> it doesn't have to make landfall to have a significant impact. >> i think everybody is concerned. the locals were saying, it is teasing us. we will hang out and see what happens, until they run us off the island of. >> evacuation orders or already in effect and some are expected later today. as far north as massachusetts, many are not waiting for orders, pulling boats from the water and preparing to ride out the storm. >> i will be in the basement if need be. we have plenty of supplies. >> the entire east coast now anxiously awaiting hurricane earl. if officials will meet later discussed the possibility of e
NBC
Sep 30, 2010 6:00am EDT
accident scene. you can see two lanes getting by. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the big story is the rain and lots of it. several inches are expected to fall in our area. state >> agencies and utilities are ready to spring into action. jennifer franciotti is live and fells point with more on the story. >> the nice thing is we have seen city crews coming by. they come by with their flashing yellow lights. they are monitoring flash flooding. so far so good in fells point. we have had intermittent heavy rain. this is the lightest it has been all morning long. emergency workers have spent much of wednesday preparing for this storm. attract this on the radar. there were -- they tracked this on the radar. there are 52,000 storm drains in the city. they were not able to get to everyone. they were asking residents to make sure they got out there to help if the trains were clock clogged. b.g.e. has extra crews on standby in anticipation of power outages. >> the concern is the high wind. it can bring down trees and power lines. with a heavy canopy we have today, we have some g
NBC
Sep 17, 2010 6:00am EDT
the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> things will try to return to normal at johns hopkins hospital following yesterday's deadly triple shooting. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more on the story. >> there was a police tape yesterday. it will try to be business as usual today. paul pardus is the suspect. he was upset after receiving medical information about his mother. he pulled out a gun and shot the doctor. that doctor has been identified as dr. david cohen, a spinal surgeon at the hospital. we will have more on his condition in a moment. security called city police who responded with a variety of other agencies, including swat teams. for more than two hours, pardus was barricaded in a room with his mother in the nelson building. at one point, parts of the hospital were evaluated. police learned something had happened inside the room. they went in to find pardus and his mother were dead from single gunshot wounds to the head. >> at this point we're treating this case as a murder-suicides. >> as for dr. cohen, spent much of the day in surgery for a gunshot wound. we do not hav
NBC
Sep 27, 2010 5:30am EDT
bit of a delay there. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the first casino will open in cecil county a few days earlier than expected. kim dacey joins us with more on the story. >> maryland banned slots in the 1960's. hollywood casino cut the official word last night it will become the first maryland slots casino since a referendum was approved in 2008. hollywood casino got the ok after a trial run winds well saturday night. the casino has 1500 slot machines. you can experience something similar to table games. >> i am excited and all the staff is as well. all of our cast members are smiling from ear to ear. >> officials hope to help the economy in maryland. this casino has created 350 jobs. tony nylander has to commute from north east to a casino in rhode island. >> i have a 2-year-old and we have been for about eight years. it is great aunt to hear the little guy yelled daddy. >> the casino is opening three days earlier thanks to construction. officials wanted to expedite this process so maryland could compete with casinos in bordering states. other locations hoped to fall i
NBC
Sep 2, 2010 5:00am EDT
traffic pulse 11. back over to you. >> thank you. hurricane earl -- there have been evacutations. >> the area could start to feel the effects of earl later today. kristen dahlgren has more. >> earl strengthen, bringing with it powerful waves. >> earl is a big unknown. >> do you board up? >> i have not yet. >> officials warned the slightest change could bring a direct hit. either way, the winds are now less than a day away. mandatory evacuations are now under way. watches and warnings from north carolina all the way to new england. >> he hurricane is coming and i am hoping we can make it back into town. >> vacationers pack in their weekend plans, heading for safer ground. on long island, arenas took boats out of the water -- marinas took boats out of the water. millions now watch to see where earl will go. the storm is crashing labor day weekend plans up and down the coast. national guard troops have already been deployed. fema is standing by ready to assist after the storm. the outer banks are expected to be hit tonight into tomorrow morning. kristen dahlgren, wbal-tv 11 news. >> you can
NBC
Sep 22, 2010 5:00am EDT
. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now back to you. >> thank you. it appears more people in maryland are having a difficult time finding a job. >> the numbers showed 7000 people lost their jobs last month. jennifer franciotti is live with the details. >> if you have been out of work, this news comes as no surprise. finding another job is not easy. there has been some ups discouraging news release from the state department. maryland's unemployment rate rose to 7.3% in august. maryland and florida are the only two states that had an increase in unemployment last month. the rate has dropped since the recession reportedly ended. >> even though the economic output has increased consecutively, the labor market has not caught up with that. some are squeezing more productivity out of existing workers. >> to find out more information, we have a link to the maryland work force exchange. it is on our website. just click on project economy. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the state board of elections is investigating allegations that a candidate used a fake name. rebecca lynn n
NBC
Sep 2, 2010 5:30am EDT
traffic pulse 11. >> as girl moves towards the atlanta coach, hurricane watches remain in effect throughout the region. >> lowell melser arrived in ocean city yesterday. he filed this report last night. >> it is a downright beautiful evening here in ocean city. we have a sea breeze coming off the atlantic. it is a great night to get out. that could change as hurricane earl is expected to affect this area with 50 mile per hour wind and rain. people are taking precautions. they are not going overboard. normally there would be securing rides on the boardwalk. but they are still operating at this hour and there are no plans to shut them down. folks out here should not evacuant. stay put. that is another good sign that this should not be too bad for people in ocean city. the mayor said that for folks thinking of coming down here, did not change your plans. >> it should be out of here but late friday afternoon. i would encourage everybody to police monitor the storm and make a good decision. i do not think there will be any problems traveling. >> the biggest concern right now will be f
NBC
Sep 23, 2010 5:00am EDT
traffic pulse 11. >> with nearly six weeks to go until americans head to the poll, leaders are preparing to roll out their agenda. >> kate amara is in our washington bureau with more. >> the pledge to america it is like a sequel to the contract with america, a campaign platform designed to show voters the gop is listening and ready to govern. >> a pledge to america. >> leaders rolled out their pledge to america today. it is designed to win control of congress. >> it is important that a party stand for something besides the other guy is no good. >> cut spending, repeal of replace the health care law. >> the american people understand that is the economy, stupid. >> the pledge will come in handy on the campaign trail back home. >> every time they are asked what do you stand for, they will have the talking points. >> some think this doesn't go far enough. some democrats say it goes back o far.r >> republicans say the plan was created after consulting with voters. it will be unveiled at a hardware store in virginia. i am kate amara reporting. >> it is an ongoing debate. >> the issu
NBC
Sep 16, 2010 5:30am EDT
on traffic pulse 11. now back to you. >> thank you. it has been over 24 hours and the candidate for city state's attorney has not been determined. >> and no one will declare victory until the absentee ballots have been counted. this morning, jennifer franciotti joins us live with more on that story. >> it seems gregg bernstein is supposed to unseat patricia jessamy, and neither camp will give up until all absentee ballots are counted. three % have been lost in limbo. judges forgot to turn in the memory cards from 82 voting machines. the cards were tracked down. there is nothing suspicious or unusual about the slow accounting. >> when you have an election night, it is not uncommon to be at 100%. >> the complete results were released and that put bernstein on top with 30,392 votes to jessamy's 29,097 votes. neither camp is calling the race until 2200 absentee ballots are counted. >> i think we all cannot live with the delay once we know that mrs. jessamy and her advisors are reviewing and this includes everything. >> bernstein tweeted for a resolution to the race. he expressed optimis
NBC
Sep 16, 2010 5:00am EDT
far, a very nice ride down towards 95 on the south side. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the race for city state's attorney is still underway. >> waiting for absentee ballots to be counted. gregg bernstein leads 30s and jessamy by about 1300 votes. jennifer franciotti joins us live with more. we thought this was all over. >> we sure did. this is a prime example of how every vote counts. neither camp is willing to can see until all of the absentee ballots have been counted. it still took the board of elections nearly a full day to release complete returns. the race between bernstein and jessamy is too close to call. 3% has been lost in limbo. they forgot to turn and memory cards from 82 voting machines. those cards have been tracked down. there is nothing suspicious or unusual about the slope accounting. >> when you have an election, it is not uncommon to be at 100% within 24 hours. >> now here it is two days after the race and there is concern about the absentee ballots. the counting will begin this morning. we could have the results by this evening. who knows? i coul
NBC
Sep 23, 2010 5:30am EDT
. this is a greenspring and it looks good in both loops. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. as we get closer to election day, the debate over slots parlors becomes more of a hot- button issue. >> one debate is whether to place a parlor in anne arundel county. jennifer franciotti joins us with the very latest. >> david cordish has been going door to door and has knocked on more than 500 doors and plans to campaign on the weekends and evenings. >> i am david cordish. >> david cordish is a man on a mission. >> i do not know if you know how much revenue is involved. >> and he wants to put in a slots parlor near anne arundel mall. he said $40 million will be generated for education in the first year. >> locate next to the number one tourist destination, 14 million people. that is what people want. they want to be able to do other things. >> those opposed have teamed up with the maryland jockey club. cordish believes eds are being funded by a club that has a gaming license in cecil county. he has filed a complaint with the maryland lottery commission. >> you can onl
NBC
Sep 3, 2010 5:00am EDT
now. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> hurricane earl ballou into the outer banks last night. >> the hurricane has been dropped to a hurricane to. residents were already under an evacuation order as rain ripped through the hatteras islands. the storm is expected to move north northeast for much of today, staying away from the mid-atlantic states. >> swimming is restricted today in ocean city. beachgoers are warned to be on alert. waves were up to 10 feet. head injuries and spinal cord injuries are all major concerns. two patients were airlifted to shock trauma this week. >> the memory of all the devastation left behind from the storm surge seven years ago is still fresh in the minds of residents of baltimore county. there was a meeting to discuss contingency plans. governor o'malley encourage homeowners to go through their own checklist. >> it is all our responsibility, the government and people who live here to be prepared for any eventuality. >> crews will be on hand for any necessary cleanups. the trial in the killing of ken harris continues. the judge said it probab
NBC
Sep 22, 2010 5:30am EDT
beltway. 50 at centerpoint shows the toll plaza looking great. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> if you're having difficulty finding a job, you are not alone. >> about 7000 people and lost their jobs last month. jennifer franciotti is live with more details. >> shakira the job market is very -- the job market is very frustrating. one economist said the job market always lags behind recovery. gedk a towson landmark chan hands. once a thriving entertainment complex was auctioned off. the sale coincided with the release of discouraging dated. the numbers show maryland's unemployment rate rose to 7.3% in august. maryland and florida are the only two states there recorded in increase in unemployment last month. >> it is a trend or a is a zig for a zag. >> bob ehrlich said today's jobs report reaffirms the o'malley administration does not understand how to create jobs for maryland families. martin o'malley weighed in and said he understands the frustration of marylanders, which is why the state expanded its job search website. it allows jobs seekers to post their resumes. it is imp
NBC
Sep 1, 2010 5:00am EDT
on 70 just west of the beltway. we are off to a great start. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. over to. >> thank you. a powerful hurricane earl was tracking and setting off concern from north carolina all the way to maine. >> cities are bracing for the worse. we have more from north carolina. >> calm seas cannot hide hurricane earl, as it continues to close in on the east coast. >> any of these areas could be impacted. people need to get ready now. >> the current forecast shows earl pressuring the coast over the next couple of days. the outer banks will likely be the first to feel the effect. >> i think everybody is concerned. it is teasing us. we're going to hang out and see what happens, until they run us off the island of. >> evacuation orders are already in eect on okra island, and more are expected today. many are not waiting for orders. preparing to ride out the storm. >> i will be in the basement if need be. we have plenty of supplies. >> the entire east coast now anxiously awaiting an unwelcome guest, hurricane earl. officials will meet later this morning to discuss th
NBC
Sep 17, 2010 5:00am EDT
. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> we did get some rain yesterday which we needed. >> it was a little bit what coming in today. it doesn't appear to be causing any problems. we have some downed wires in east patapsco in hanover street in the city. otherwise, we're looking nice around the area. 66 in the northeast corner of the beltway. 65 on the topside of the beltway. 61 on the west side of the beltway. we give you a live look outside. this is the beltway at exit 24, the harrisburg expressway. the inner and outer loops are moving just fine. this is the west side of the beltway at frederick road. 83 is checking out ok as well. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. good morning. >> we are looking pretty good out there on the light rail spirit no delays in glen bernie. metro subway is on time. the marc trains have on-time service in both directions. we have a diversion affecting the 10 and 30 buses at light street and pratt street because of construction. now back to sandra shaw. >> this is the last frida
NBC
Sep 15, 2010 5:30am EDT
good on the topside at bel air road. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now back to you. >> thank you. primary day has come and gone. the votes are in for who will take a position of city-state's attorney. >> it was a close battle between patricia jessamy and gregg bernstein. in the in, bernstein came out on top. jennifer franciotti is live with more on the outcome. >> that race was so close that a lot of the results were not in until 1:45 this morning. all of the precincts have reported in. bernstein has 49% of the vote and jessamy, 47%. early on, patricia jessamy were in a good mood and celebrating the woman and her career. many here were hopeful the city state's attorney would get another term. jessamy was optimistic. >> it has been a pleasure to be out among the citizens of baltimore city. >> supporters of gregg bernstein rallied to watch the returns. he came to thank his supporters. many spent the day at the preccts. they took the day off to support bernstein. he talked about how his campaign was able to gain so much traction. >> i think what made this race become s
NBC
Sep 15, 2010 5:00am EDT
traffic pulse 11. >> our big story, the votes have been placed for state's attorney. >> gregg bernstein came out on top over patricia jessamy. that ends her 15-year run. let's go live to jennifer franciotti with the latest. >> the race has not been officially called, but with 290 precincts in, gregg bernstein leads the race by 1421 votes. this is for the democratic primary. patricia jessamy supporters were feeling pretty good tuesday night. they were keeping a positive attitude about the race. she showed up to thank everyone and said she was feeling confident about the race. the bernstein campaign was cautiously optimistic about tuesday's results. poll workers spent the day at the precinct. they took the day off to support bernstein. bernstein talked a little about why he thinks he was able to make such headway. >> it came to the level of frustration people were feeling about living in one of america's most dangerous cities. i do not know if it is a question of what patricia jessamy did or did not do. >> it is important to note these numbers are unofficial. the bernstein campaign has 49
NBC
Sep 28, 2010 5:30am EDT
shape. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now back to you. >> thank you. a merger between the nation's two largest discount airlines could be on the horizon. >> kim dacey joins us live from federal hill with more on what this will mean for the airport and baltimore. >> southwest is the largest air carrier in baltimore. one economist says the announcement will mean good things for baltimore and bwi southwest airlines is the largest carrier for bwi, running 140 flights out of baltimore. a merger between southwest and airtran will mean more flights and more passengers. passengers will spend more money on things like parking and a food. that translates into more money for the city and state. >> there could be benefits for hotels if baltimore is a more convenient destination. convention planners will choose hotels here. that is good news. >> there are still some unanswered questions about the deal. no decisions have been made about eliminating employees. there will likely be job losses on the corporate level. more jobs could come to baltimore. >> southwest gets bigger at bwi. there
NBC
Sep 7, 2010 6:00am EDT
traffic pulse 11. back over to you. >> thank you. we have breaking news out of northwest baltimore. there was a two alarm blaze this morning. >> jennifer franciotti is live at the scene in northwest with more. good morning. >> that fire is under control. firefighters are putting out some hot spots. it looks like a portion of liberty heights was shut down. in looks like traffic has reopened. fire fighters were using a fire hydrant along liberty heights. the fire started about 3:30 this morning on hillsdale. it happened to a vacant house. the intensity of the fire was so big that it's spread to two adjacent homes. one of the homes had been turned into a nursing home with four residents. they were safely evacuated. no injuries reported there. the other house, there was one occupant inside. he got out safely. no one was inside the vacant house. it did go to two alarms because of the intensity of the fire. firefighters were able to make a good knock on the fire and get everything under control. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. fire equipment remains on the scene. reporting l
NBC
Sep 22, 2010 6:00am EDT
of that accident. there is a police activity in frederick. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the lines are growing for people looking for work. >> the latest unemployment figures are trending in the wrong direction. jennifer franciotti is live downtown with more on this. good morning. >> if you have been out of work, this news comes as no surprise. finding a job is not easy. there is discouraging news. maryland's unemployment rate rose unemployment7.3% in august. there was a significant increase in unemployment in maryland and florida. the number dropped since the recession reportedly ended. >> the labor market will always lag the recovery. the economic output has increase. the labor market has not caught up with that. in terms of getting by with squeezing more productivity out of existing workers. >> there is a website to help marylanders out of work of finding a job. is the maryland workforce exchange. we have posted a link on our website. click on project economy. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the news is not all bad. 200 new jobs will be created and the tra
NBC
Sep 29, 2010 5:00am EDT
, problem-free both north and southbound. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> president obama is back on the campaign trail this morning. >> and finishing up a trip to try to get democrats to the polls in november. kate amara is live with details cahill. >> good morning. president obama is in iowa this morning. he is having more backyard discussion with voters. he is trying to boost turnout in november. a rally at the university of wisconsin. >> i am fired up. >> president obama trying to reach energize voters ahead of the crucial midterm elections. >> we face another test on november 2. the stakes could not be higher. >> hoping to get younger voters cast ballots in november, telling this crowd to get to work and stay involved. >> the biggest mistake we can make is to let frustration lead to apathy and indifference. that is how the other side winds. >> the president's party needs of this winds. republican's lead the way in voter enthusiasm 47% to 27%. the outcome often hinges on turnout. >> what he needs to do is to communicate to young people, to young voters that even though it
NBC
Sep 30, 2010 5:00am EDT
latest on traffic pulse 11. >> it is a nasty outside. heavy rain and wind it expected to continue all day long. >> jennifer franciotti joins us live from fells point with the latest. we can hear the rain. >> i think god was on cue there. the rain got even heavier, which is ironic. just within the last 15 minutes. this is not the worst. the worst is yet to come. we are about ready to see a city crew come by. they are monitoring the situation in fells point. this is one area that is prone to flooding. on wednesday, this storm was being tracked. work crews in baltimore city yed to clear the storm drains. annapolis is well aware of the flood prone zone. they started sandbagging downtown. b.g.e. took a proactive approach to the storm. they have extra crews on standby in anticipation of power outages. >> the concern is the high wind. that can bring down the trees. with be heavy canopy today, we have some ground that is soaked from the recent storms. >> make sure you are prepared. have a battery-powered radio on standby and a corded phone would be handy to have. if you do have a generato
NBC
Sep 13, 2010 6:00am EDT
. one other problem on the ramp to southbound 95. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a fire in the streets of little italy left more than 100 homes and businesses without power all day. >> crews were working over at night to help restore power. kim dacey joins us live with the details. >> crews have been out here all night on the scene and get seen to be out here. they will be out here until all the power has been restored. some customers to have their power restored. others will be without power till this afternoon. something went wrong with an underground power cable. some transformers blew. video of this fire shows it was a big mess that left dozens of restaurants and residents without power on sunday. residents reached for flashlights and candlelight. one restaurant brought in 700 pounds of dry ice to keep their ravioli cool. there were forced to shut down on what should have been a busy sunday. >> it is always busy went there is football going on. it is a big loss. tens of thousands. >> what caused the power cable to below is still under investigation. all of the power sho
NBC
Sep 3, 2010 6:00am EDT
traffic pulse 11. >> after watching and waiting all week, hurricane earl is making its way along the east coast this morning. >> the first signs of the storm hit the outer banks about four hours ago. mandatory evacuations have made things easier for emergency workers. >> it may very well affect all of cape cod and the islands off of cape cod with gusty winds, high surf, and hurricane conditions expected. the end of long island will get hit. it will be a close call for much of the east coast. >> officials are waiting for daybreak to begin patrolling the coast and to check for damage. earl produced little storm surge. >> people in the ocean city are keeping a close eye in anticipation of earl's arrival. lowell melser has been in ocean city since wednesday covering all of the preparations. he joins us live. i know you took the heavy rain gear, but looks like you were not going to need it. >> i am disappointed. you're expecting me to be blowing around here. i do not think that will happen. i did put on the rain jacket as we're getting some light rain. 76 degrees with a 763 dew point. we'
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Sep 29, 2010 6:00am EDT
-free right now at shawan road. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. good morning. >> president obama is back on the campaign trail. >> he is finishing up a trip to try to get democrats to the polls in november. kate amara has more. >> good morning. the president is in iowa this morning. he is doing more of the back toward discussions with voters about the economy. an on-campus rally at the university of wisconsin. >> i don't know about you, but i am fired up. [cheers] >> president obama trying to re-energize voters ahead of the crucial midterm elections. >> we face another test on november 2. the stakes could not be higher. >> the campaigner-in-chief is hoping to get younger voters and other backers to cast ballots in november, telling this crowd to get to work and stay involved. >> the biggest mistake we can make right now is to let disappointment or frustration lead to apathy and indifference. that is how the other side wins. >> the president's party needs polls. a gallup poll finding republicans lead the way in voter enthusiasm 47% to 28%. political strategists
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Sep 27, 2010 6:00am EDT
j.f.x. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a cecil county casino will open its doors in just a few hours. >> it got the ok last night. kim dacey is live here in the studio with more. >> hollywood casino got the official green light after a trial run went well saturday night. it will be maryland's first slots casino to open since casinos were banned in the 1960's. the casino is opening three days earlier than scheduled because construction finished earlier than expected. it has 1500 slot machines but no table games. 350 new jobs have been created. 80% of the new employees are from cecil and harford counties. this is a new era in maryland. >> we are excited. all of our cast members were smiling from ear to ear yesterday. >> the casino will open its doors at 8:00 a.m. this morning. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a white supremacist will learn his fate when he appears in court later today. the man is scheduled to be sentenced this morning for the 2009 attack on a man in baltimore. the judge is expected to impose 31 years. >> it is expected that the judge will impose the sentence
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Sep 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
delayed because of a disabled train near jessup. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> polls open at 7:00 a.m. this morning. a highly contested race is for county executive. >> voters will decide today between kevin kamenetz and joe bartenfelder. kim dacey has more. >> the race between joe bartenfelder and kevin kamenetz is so tight, the both were pressing for more votes. kevin kamenetz has served on the county council for 16 years. so has his opponent, joe bartenfelder. he appeared last night in woodlawn to talk to voters to there. he is endorsed by county police and fire unions. kamenetz has an endorsement from "the baltimore sun." >> i think i have the right combination of experience and vision to move the county forward. >> keeping our neighborhood safe and having an efficient government that delivers a basic services. >> i do not think you need to be a lawyer to be a ceo. we have been successful. i have been in the legislature before this, nine years on the appropriations committee. >> the winner will face kenneth holtz who is running unopposed. polls will be open until
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Sep 15, 2010 6:00am EDT
alternate. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> our big story, it was expected to be one of the fiercest battles of the election season. >> the votes were counted late into the night. with 100% of the vote in, it appears patricia jessamy will lose. jennifer franciotti is live at mitchell courthouse with more on the story. >> those votes were counted well into the night and into the early morning hours. unofficially the votes came in votes1:45 am. it looks like with all precincts reporting, greg bernstein has 49% of the vote. gregg bernstein leads by 1421 votes. early on, patricia jessamy supporters tuesday evening were keeping a positive attitude about the race. the race swung back and forth. when she showed up to thank everyone, she said she was feeling pretty confident about the race. the bernstein campaign was enthusiastic and costcautiously optimistic about the results. many took the day off to support bernstein. bernstein talked a little bit about why he was able to make such headway in such a short time leading up to the election. >> it gets to the level of frustration peo
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Sep 28, 2010 6:00am EDT
here. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> southwest airlines plans to buy airtran airways it would be the merger of the two biggest discount airlines. >> would that merger mean for baltimore? kim dacey is live with that story. >> this merger would be a billion dollar deal, and baltimore should expect to see some effects, with southwest already running 140 flights each day. the merger between southwest and airtran will mean more flights and more passengers for the airport. this translates into revenue for the airport, the city, and the state. a spokesperson said no decisions have been made about eliminating employees. there likely will be positions cut on the corporate level, more jobs could be coming to baltimore. >> southwest's gets bigger at bwi. there are more flights, not fewer flights. that means more people needed to service those flights, generally and through screening them through security. >> there are positives about the merger, there is one possible negative, a decrease in local ad revenue. this would likely mean less money spent on advertising here. kim dacey, wb
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Sep 14, 2010 5:30am EDT
nice ride there. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> it is primary election day across the state. >> of poles will open this morning at 7:00 a.m. one of the most hotly contested races is for the democratic nomination for city state's attorney. kim dacey joins us live with more on that race. >> patricia jessamy will take on gregg bernstein at the polls today. the baptist ministers are backing jessamy. bernstein picked up the endorsements of a well-known attorney and former judge. pat jessamy and gregg bernstein both spend part of the last day before the primary campaigning. both picked up endorsements. billy murphy publicly declared his support for bernstein. >> considering the platforms both candidates, i think his platform is superior to hers. she had a failed tenure. >> representing more than 200 of the city's religious leaders, they are backing petraeus at jessamy. >> she understands we cannot arrest and convict our way out of our current predicament. this persistent violence that seems to plague every violence. she has been a tireless worker for prevention, for drug tre
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Sep 3, 2010 5:30am EDT
the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> our big story, hurricane earl drops down from a category 4 to a category 2 storm. >> is happened last night. visitors and some residents were already under an evacuation order. earl is expected to move north northeast much of today. >> even with that downgrade, hour. is preparing for the worst. >> lowell melser is live in ocean city this morning good morning. >> i hope i'm not disappoint you. i'm still wearing a short sleeve shirt. i do not have any of my rain gear on. we are about 77 degrees with a 70-degree dew point. we're pretty saturated here. we have wind out of the northeast at 15 miles per hour. if you did not know if there was a hurricane out there, you would think it was just a windy morning. this will change as we go into the afternoon hours. they are expecting the worst rain between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. the emergency official center was opened around 4:00 a.m. this morning to make sure that everybody was on the same page, as some flooding is expected down here. we talked emergency officials and tourists. some touris
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Sep 13, 2010 5:30am EDT
northbound 95. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> an underground fire cuts off power to many in little italy. >> the fire started yesterday. kim dacey is live at the scene in southeast baltimore with details. >> about 120 customers were without power yesterday. crews have been on the scene all night. they're trying to fix the problem. 40 customers have their power on now. the rest will get their power later today. the problem stems from a faulty cable. flames and smoke. this was in the heart of little italy. this video was shot at 7:00 a.m. yesterday morning when an electrical cable failed and some aansformers blew, adding to big mess that left dozens of restaurants and residents without power. >> i do not remembered a shake up like this for a long time. >> this woman spent sunday in searching for whites. restaurants searched for ways to salvage food. >> it is all in the freezer. >> 700 pounds of dry ice were brought it for customers who have to wait until monday to meet debt ravioli. >> it is always good when football is on. it's a big loss. >> tens of thousands. >> despite the
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Sep 7, 2010 5:00am EDT
it's causing any problems. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> some breaking news. firefighters are out to contain a blaze. >> it broke out around 4:00 a.m. this morning. jennifer franciotti is live on the scene with the latest. >> the fire is now out and no one was hurt. it was on hillsdale, about half a block north of liberty heights. liberty heights is now shut down in both directions. kevin is here from the baltimore city fire department. nobody was hurt in this fire. >> it is a very good thing. we never look forward to a fire breaking out in someone's home. we hope to have an escape plan in place. >> this was a home but it was a vacant dwelling. nobody was inside at the time. there was a nursing home next door. >> because of the intensity of the fire, the intensity -- the intense heat and heavy smoke billowed over to an adjacent nursing home occupied with about four patients. they were quickly evacuated and taken to another facility. there was damage because of the heat at a nearby home. there was one occupant there and we were able to get them out. >> because
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Sep 10, 2010 5:30am EDT
light volume out there, no problems at all north or southbound. and that's the latest on traffic pulse 11. back over to you. >> our big story this morning at 5:30, many are still grieving their losses after wednesday's fires in west baltimore, especially six families who now don't have a home. >> the fire in the 1300 block of north calhoun and 1 pun block of north kerry street lasted for much of the evening on wednesday. 11 news reporter jennifer franciotti joins us live from the devastating scene this morning with the latest there. good morning, jen. >> good morning. of the 11 rowhouses that were affect by this fire, only two were occupied, and they have both been condemned. you can see the red condemned notice behind me. still, those who were affected showed up yesterday to try to salvage what was left. >> the day after fires brned on two blocks in this west baltimore neighborhood for nearly six hours and most of the smoke has cleared. >> i couldn't stay in the house at all. >> but people like esther still have a big mess on their hands. >> and from the third floor, my clothes -- >> est
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Sep 27, 2010 5:00am EDT
is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> our big story, a casino will open its doors in just a few hours. >> the hollywood casino got the ok last night to open earlier than planned. kim dacey joins us live with more. >> hollywood casino got the official green light after a trial run went well saturday night. it will be maryland's first slots casino opened. voters approved a slots on referendum in 2008. the perryville casino is opening three days earlier than scheduled because construction finished more quickly than expected. no table games. 350 new jobs have been created. 80% of the new employees are from cecil and harford counties. they are proud to be starting a new era in maryland deeming. >> all our cast members are smiling from ear to ear. >> the casino will open its doors at 8:00 a.m. this morning. reporting live, kim dacey, wbal- tv 11 news. >> police are charging a patient in howard county with the murder of a fellow patient. a hospital nurse found susan sachs dead yesterday morning. saladin taylor is charged in the strangulation. susan sachs was accused of stabbing a social work
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Sep 14, 2010 5:00am EDT
traffic pulse 11. >> polls open at 7:00 a.m. for today's primary election. >> one of the most hotly contested races is for county executive. voters will decide and kim dacey is in our newsroom with details. >> the race between joe bartenfelder and kevin is so tight. both spent the night pressing for more votes. one campaign with a purple and yellow sign for drivers. he has served on the council for 16 years. so has his opponent, joe bartenfelder. he appeared last night to talk with voters. bartenfelder is a career former. kevin has endorsements from "the baltimore sun." >> i think that i have the rights experience and knowledge to move our county forward and stress a positive message of keeping our neighborhoods safe and are schools strong and have a modern government that delivers basic services. >> if you do not need to be a lawyer to be a ceo. we have been successful. i have been in the legislature before this and on the appropriations committee. >> the winner will face a candidate who is running unopposed. the polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. tonight. kim dacey,
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Sep 24, 2010 5:00am EDT
in the white marsh area. it does not appear to be affecting traffic. traffic seems to be moving just fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a multimillion-dollar lawsuit in howard county. a family claims the school board did not step in when the child became a victim of bullying. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more on this story. >> the family is suing for three counts of defamation of constitutional rights. they are seeking $1 million to $10 million. a student at the patapsco middle school has been believed. he was pushed and slammed into lockers and other such acts of cruelty. bullying in schools is a growing problem. baltimore county held their annual school conference this week and they touched on the issue. >> we have a positive behavior planning approach to problems such as bullying. look at problems for make three- problem-revention solving approach to. >> a copy of the lawsuit was received but they cannot comment on pending litigation. reporting live in the newsroom, jennifer franciotti. >> health care is in full swing across the nation. college students will now be able to stay on their parents' policy.
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Sep 24, 2010 5:30am EDT
. be aware of that. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back over to you. >> thank you. a howard county family slaps the county board of education with a lawsuit. >> this concerns a former sixth grader at patapsco middle school. parents say their son suffered psychological problems because of bullying. jennifer franciotti is live with more on the story. >> the family is going for $1 million to $10 million in damages. the family is suing for three counts of deprivation of constitutional rights. the lawsuit against the howard county board of education makes serious allegations, according to the suit. a sixth grade student at patapsco middle school was bullied by a group of students beginning in 2007. he suffered violence, including being stabbed with pencils, he was pushed and slammed into lockers. the issue of bullying has done a lot of attention recently in schools around the country. baltimore county just held their annual safe school conference this week. >> we have a positive behavior planning approach to problems such as bullying. look at problems from a three tiered set prob
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Sep 28, 2010 5:00am EDT
chip, so grab three for 3 today. [ ding! ] >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> is the rain already causing a problem? crust we already have one problem of notes. we will keep you posted. the accident is in middle river, kingston wrote eastern boulevard. watch for possible lane closures. we do have some lane closures at norfolk avenue in the city because of police activity. we are still in pretty good shape despite the rain coming down. 52 of the southbound j.f.x. just south of the beltway. still in pretty good shape. 70 it looks good in towards the beltway. the problems of the harrisburg expressway. this is harford road. we switch over to a live view of liberty where we are at the life free of all the way down to edmundson. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. good morning. >> good morning. we have a few bus delays. if 24 and 40 buses are running 15 minutes late. there is a diversion at pratt street and light street. light rail is on time from hunt valley to cromwell. on the marc trains, on-time servic
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Sep 17, 2010 5:30am EDT
volume for this time of the morning. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back over to you. >> thank you. emergency responders and the nation still baffled this morning after tragedy strikes one of the most unlikely of places. >> police say a man opened fire at johns hopkins hospital in injury to a doctor and killing his mother and then himself. jennifer franciotti is live outside johns hopkins hospital with more details. >> it will be business as usual at the hospital. a gunman opened fire inside what is considered one of the best hospitals in the world. police swarmed johns hopkins following reports that someone had shot a doctor and then barricaded himself inside a hospital room. the suspect was originally identified as warren davis. >> the doctor collapsed outside the doorway of the room. mr. davis was last seen running into the room brandishing a handgun in the direction of his mother who is confined to the bad. >> police said davis' real name is paul pardus. parts of the hospital were evacuated and on lockdown for some time. police entered the room to find pardus and his mother
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Sep 8, 2010 5:30am EDT
latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> howard county police are trying to determine if an apartment fire was intentionally set. >> after the discovery of a woman's body and a man seriously injured. jennifer franciotti? no. ok. the story, the man found inside the apartment was tan to shock trauma suffering from serious injuries. jennifer? >> the fire broke out before 3:00 tuesday afternoon on colombia. when firefighters arrived they found the body of a woman inside and a seriously-injured man. we don't think the injuries or the death of this woman were caused by the fire. looks like another cause. >> investigators say it's unclear whether a domestic dispute or a third party is to blame. >> it's shocking and heartbreaking. this woman has four beautiful children. >> friends say the couple in their 30's was raising two girls and two boice ranging from 6 to 17. >> all of them are very good kids. well mannered. well behaved. i wish i had the space. i'd take them in myself. because she was an k3e7pingsnal mom to those kids. and to know that those kids' mom is gone now is heart-wrenching. i
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Sep 20, 2010 5:00am EDT
so far. we'll enjoy a quiet ride for now. that's the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> sarah, thank you. our big story this morning -- president barack obama is taking his economic message right into your living room. >> hoping americans will tune in to his televised town hall meeting today, the focus, jobs. 11 news reporter kate amara joins us live from washington with the latest. good morning, kate. >> good morning, mindy. good morning, stan. just six weeks to go now till election day, and so president barack obama is hitting the campaign trail. today, that includes cable tv. >> hello! >> a black tie dinner at the height of campaign season. president barack obama continues to spread his economic message. >> it was about a plan to rescue our economy and rebuild it on a new foundation. >> the campaigner-in-chief hits the trail in earnest this week, rallying voters, raising money for democratic candidates, and talking directly to americans today during a televised town hall-style meeting on jobs and the economy. >> i think the president has to -- like a razor blade -- go after the single
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Sep 8, 2010 5:00am EDT
west side as we view liberty road. that's the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> howard county police are trying to determine if an apartment fire was intentionally set. this after a woman's body and a man who was seriously injured. the man was rescued. police belief he was seriously injured before the fire and nationwide the apartment they found the body of a woman who was also in the 30's. they believe the fire broke out after traumatic injuries and looking into whether this was a domestic issue. they were married and raising four children. neighbors say the two youngest children walked home from school to find their apartment building encountered. >> the children are so sweet and she was an exceptional mom to those kids and to know those kids' mom is gone now. it's heart-wrenching. >> the man is listed in stable condition right now. a joint team of howard county fire and police investigators are handling this case. >> authorities in baltimore are looking for 26-year-old william lee lucas who ran away as he was being led from a facility. he is serving a four-year sentence for
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Sep 13, 2010 5:00am EDT
see southbound traffic getting by. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a fire in little italy left more than 100 people without power all day long. >> kim dacey joins us with more details. good morning. >> crews have been out all night and they remain on the scene this morning trying to fix the problem. about 40 customers have already had their power restored. the rest will have their power on later today. something went wrong with an underground power cable. some transformers blew. video was shot of the fire. it was a big mess that left dozens of restaurants without power. they reached for flashlights and candles. restaurants and needed to salvage a food. several hundred pounds of dry ice was broadened to keep the food cool. there were shot down on what should have been a busy sunday. >> it is always good when there is football going on. it is a big loss. tens of thousands of dollars. >> b.g.e. is still investigating what caused that cable to blow. most of their customers should have their power back on bite this afternoon. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 3 townhomes were dama
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